Cattery Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship at Home From Home

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Cattery Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship

Vacancy Description

Duties will include:

  • Daily cleaning of the occupied chalets
  • Disinfecting litter trays and refilling when dry
  • Preparing food and feeding the cats
  • Deep cleaning the chalets once the cat has gone home
  • Grooming and general welfare of the cats
  • Looking after other small animals boarded
  • General tidying of the cattery to ensure it is always neat and tidy
  • Welcoming customers and doing the relevant paperwork

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care (Work Based)
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English depending on previous qualifications achieved
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workbook
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (Embedded) 

Desired skills

  • Confidence in handling cats
  • Good observational skills
  • Effective team working
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • A love of animals

Personal qualities

  • Punctuality
  • Time management
  • Sociable
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to use own initiative

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs or equivalents

Future prospects

  • We are a busy cattery boarding up to 75 cats in peak season and dependent on staffing levels there may be a job opportunity at the end of the apprenticeship
  • Our last apprentice was 12 years ago, and she still works for us now!

Things to consider

  • Cats need to be looked after whatever the weather
  • The applicant must be aware the job is largely outdoor work. Do not contact the employer directly
  • Please note, the employer reserves the right to close this vacancy before the closing date if sufficient applications are received
  • Please apply early to avoid potential disappointment

About Home From Home

We all worry about our pets when we are away. We want them to be in a place where they feel content, cared for and loved, a "Home From Home". Home From Home Cattery has been running since 1958, possibly making it the oldest cattery in Peterborough, a history of which we are proud. This doesn't mean however our comfort levels are from 1958!

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